Tyler Bertuzzi of the Toronto Maple Leafs taping his stick
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Camera captures Tyler Bertuzzi's unhinged tape job and fans absolutely love it

Published January 3, 2024 at 11:57

When the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Tyler Bertuzzi to a contract this summer it created some immediate buzz amongst the fan base. Bertuzzi represented the grit and toughness the Leafs have lacked for years and along with Max Domi, provided a significant increase of testosterone to the locker room. Since his signing Bertuzzi struggle early before finding a place on the second line with John Tavares and William Nylander.

Bertuzzi has quickly become a fan favorite due to his uncharacteristic style and unique look. The pride of Sudbury, Ontario has continued his antics and made a real difference for the Maple Leafs. Last night Bertuzzi had a beautiful assist after losing his glove, which Sheldon Keefe hilariously described post game.

If there was ever a guy that was going to make a play looking a little bit odd with one glove on, he'd be my pick. Stays in the battle. Makes the play.

After the game though it wasn't the assist that left fans talking, it was a clip of Bertuzzi on the bench that fans fell in love with. During the broadcast cameras caught Bertuzzi completing a very unique tape job on his stick.

This raw dog single piece of tape had fans falling even more in love with Bertuzzi.

One thing is clear, if the Leafs are going to make a run in the playoffs this year, Tyler Bertuzzi will have to be a big part of that.
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Camera captures Tyler Bertuzzi's unhinged tape job and fans absolutely love it

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